Summer in the Harz. With Castles
After all those posts with lots of text and few pictures, I thought I'd go back to some picture posts for a change. Summer impressions on a cold winter day.
View to the north-eastern Harz foothills
Seen from Regenstein Castle
. Somewhere in the distance lies QuedlinburgMichaelstein Monastery, cloister
Remains of a 12th century Cisterciensian monastery. The cloister and some of the outhouses have been preserved and today house a museum for music instruments, a school, and a restaurant.Michaelstein Monastery, herbal garden
I want a garden like that.Falkenstein Castle
Falkenstein Castle was originally built in 1115 and altered several times during the following centuries. It was never conquered, but in the 18th century it was a ruin until the then owner reconstructed most of the buildings. View from Falkenstein Castle to the Selke valley
Germany can be very green, too.Arnstein Castle
A picturesque ruin. And a nice uphill walk in 30°C summer heat. Bode River
One of the many shots I took of that one. I love running water.Rappbode Reservoir
The sun had given way to some thunderclouds, and the air was very still.